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A Football Background: Danny Collins

3 July 2015

A brief look at the signing's career so far...

Chester-born Danny Collins began his professional career with his hometown club in 2001 after spells in Wales with amateur sides Mold Alexandra and Buckley Town.

He spent three years at Chester City enjoying a temporary switch to Vauxhall Motors in an attempt to gain match experience in during that time before making a money move to Sunderland in 2004.

His stint at the Stadium of Light lasted five years and saw him make over 100 appearances in the north east before he caught the eye of Stoke City who paid a fee reported to be around the £3 million-mark to secure his services.

Brief spells with Ipswich Town and West Ham United during his stay with the Potters before he departed for Nottingham Forest in 2012. Sean O’Driscoll appointed Collins as club captain upon his arrival at the City Ground where he went on to make 71 appearances for Forest.

The 34-year-old has appeared on the international stage during his career, featuring for the Welsh national team on 12 occasions as well as being capped six times by England C.

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